|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Abbeville|
|Date made||31 May 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Abbeville, France. 31 May 1918. Members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC), marching ...
Abbeville, France. 31 May 1918. Members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC), marching from No. 2 Stationary Hospital at 1.45p.m. in the funeral procession of their comrades, who were killed in the enemy air raid, on the night of 29-30 May 1918. Bombs were dropped on Camp 1, one bomb fell into a protection trench, killing eight members, while one died of wounds shortly after, and seven others were slightly wounded. No. 2 Army Supply Depot workers killed were 31503 M. M. L. Blaikley, general domestic; 31673 B. V. Campbell, general domestic; 34767 C. Connor, general domestic; 31918 J. McK. Grant, postal clerk; 15695 A. Moores, cook; 35588 A. Thomasson, general domestic; 9048 E. F. Parker, waitress, Officers Club, EFC; 15703 M. S. Caswell, waitress, Officers Club, EFC. 34864 J. Watson, general domestic, died of wounds. The following members of QMAAC were detailed as pall bearers: 5483 Forewoman Beecham; 1906 Worker Beattie; 33953 Worker Norbury; 8 Forewoman Shalders; 7682 Worker Battersea; 14673 Worker Rogers; 1490 Worker Green; 4842 Worker Purdie; 5555 Worker Purse; 800 Forewoman Maxton; 5847 Forewoman Fenwick; 15841 Forewoman Hall; 1760 Worker Bellingham; 6 Worker Mutum; 13650 Worker Milburn; 32715 Worker Lynch; 1935 Worker L. Johnman; 6747 Worker R. Laseelles; 12700 Worker J. Robertson. Identified: 14859 Worker J. Price (2); 22727 Worker C. J. Cavanagh (3); 6366 Worker S. M. Theobald (4); 5767 Worker V. McCail (5); 13730 Worker E. Roberts (6); 26438 Worker E. M. Rowe (7); 847 Worker E. E. Bowen (8); 715 Worker B. M. Hassell (9); 3902 Worker A. L. Hafford (10); unidentified (11); 44420 Worker L. J. Gill (12); 2869 Worker C. Watkinson (13); 2866 Worker E. Trusler (14); 21751 Worker G. E. Pitt (15); 1380 Worker M. G. Kier (16); Miss A. C. Frood (17); Mrs C. C. Gwynne-Vaughan (18); Dr C. M. S. Sandeman (19); Miss U. A. Welsford (20); Miss A. A. Reid (21); Miss A. A. Lightfoot (22); 32365 Worker E. Gooding (23); 15408 Worker E. M. Dean (24); 32742 Worker J. Hudson (25). See E02354KLEFT and E02354KRIGHT for position of those named in this caption.